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“Dogs at the Library”

February 11, 2011

02/14/11 The Plymouth Public Library is featuring a monthly program called, “DOGS AT THE LIBRARY”.   

Do dogs like books and enjoy listening to stories?  The Marshall County 4-H Dog Club members and their dogs will be in the Children’s Room on Monday, February 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for just this purpose.  Citizens are invited to plan on bringing their child in to read to a dog.  It is great fun for the child and for the dogs.  

These dogs are well trained and do enjoy books very much.  Your child can choose a book and a cozy place in the library and then read to one of the dogs.  Children of all ages are eligible for this event.  This program is offered on the 2nd Monday of each month, October through February. 

Studies have shown that reading to dogs improves children’s reading skills.  Dogs are non-judgmental and therefore increase a child’s confidence when reading aloud.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they: 

                        help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure

                        listen attentively

                        do not laugh or criticize

                        allow children to proceed at their own pace

                        are less intimidating than peers

Come find out more about why the library has gone to the dogs!  No sign-up required.  For more information call the Plymouth Public Library at 936-2324 and press 2 for the Children’s Room.

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